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Experience a Whole New Christmas in Los Cabos

The holidays is a time for festivities, especially in Mexico, where Christmas season goes for almost two months. In fact, the period between December 12 (Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe) and January 6 (Feast of the Three Wise Men) is filled with several fiestas that it is jokingly called the Guadalupe-Reyes Marathon. Here are some of the most exciting holiday activities happening all around the region.

  1. Sabor Food and Wine Festival – Usually held during the first week of December, this festival brings together chefs from various restaurants in the region for a whole day of eating, drinking and music.
  2. Parroquia San Jose – Set in the region’s historic downtown area, this beautiful church features the mosaic Pericues which depicts the killings of its early inhabitants. This is the best place to attend holiday services.
  3. Dressed to the K9s Christmas Party – Thrown in behalf of the Los Cabos Humane Society, this elegant soiree features a fundraising auction and raffle, along with delicious food and drinks.
  4. Holiday Spirits – Aside from Corona and Pacifico, Mexico also boasts a range of seasonal spirits, including PoncheNavideno, made from the hawthorne fruit, and Noche Buena, a dark, spicy lager.
  5. Las Posadas – This event commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Lasting for nine days, there are nightly reenactments and processions that end with house parties.
  6. El Dia De Los Santos Inocentes – Also called Innocent’s Day, this December 28 celebration remembers King Herod’s decree to kill all male infants to protect his throne.
  7. Nochevieja – After the New Year’s Eve dinner, people go out to enjoy theme nights and local parties. The New Year in San Lucas is greeted with a beautiful fireworks display over Medano Beach.
  8. Casa Dorada New Year’s Eve Party – The luxurious Casa Dorada Resort and Spa annually holds costume-theme parties. This is a go-to party for those looking to ring in the New Year in style.
  9. El Dia De Los Tres Reyes – The celebration of the Three Kings of a time for children to open their gifts, as well as for family and friends gathering. Its signature treat is the sweet bread rosca de reyes.
  10. Whale watching – The Los Cabos whale watching season stretches from December to April where up to 10,000 males migrate to their breeding grounds down south.

With all these activities, you will surely have a most enjoyable Christmas season in Los Cabos.

But despite all these, what is important is the time of devout observances and gatherings with friends and family.

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The Tradition and Story Behind the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a popular Catholic celebration in commemoration of a man that encountered the Virgin Mary on December 9 and 12 on 1531. Every December 12, public celebrations in honor of Mary are help all throughout Mexico. Thousands of people all over the world pay pilgrimage to see an image of the Virgin Mary at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, while children garbed in traditional costumes are blessed in churches.

What makes Our Lady of Guadalupe different from the other apparitions of the Virgin Mary? For one, this is the only apparition where Mary left a miraculous image of herself that is not made by human hands. Also, this is the only universally-venerated image of Madonna and Child where Mary looks pregnant, instead of the common image of her holding baby Jesus. These and many other aspects make this a significant apparition for Catholics and all of humanity.

In 6th century in present-day Mexico City, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego on the Hill of Tepeyac, requesting that a church be built on that very site. To prove her identity, Juan Diego was asked by the Virgin Mary to gather roses growing on the hill. Juan Diego wrapped the roses in his cloak and took them to the bishop. When he opened his cloak to the bishop, aside from roses, a striking image of the Virgin Mary miraculously appeared in the cloak.

The image of the Virgin Mary was wearing the traditional garb of an Aztec princess, with a black sash around her waist that indicated pregnancy. The elements of the image specified the Virgin Mary as being above the Aztecs gods, all the while showing that he is submissive to God. With mere symbols, the miraculous image on the cloak spoke the truth about the Christian faith, and a mass conversion of millions of Aztecs to Catholicism followed soon after.

A church – called the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – was immediately built on the Hill of Tepeyac. Here, the original cloak of Juan Diego with the miraculous image is put on display for visitors to see. The basilica has become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics all over the world. The miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the cloak has been placed through several scientific testing procedures to prove its miraculous legitimacy.

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Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas: Why It’s One of the World’s Best

Whale watching is one of the most exciting things you can do in Cabo San Lucas. The number of whales passing through here is so immense that visitors are guaranteed to see at least one during the peak months from December to April. But what really makes whale watching special in this part of the world? And what can you expect when you find yourself joining one its tours? Read on to find out.

Sitting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas is a very special place for encountering whales. The Pacific Ocean has become a highway for Gray and Humpback whales as they make their way from Mexico to Alaska, while the Sea of Cortez is a whale sanctuary, thus creating an area highly concentrated with whales.

Considered as one of the world’s most biologically-intact seas, the Sea of Cortez enjoys a high population of Gray and Humpback whales from December to April. Add that to about 75 percent of whale species in the Sea of Cortez and you will find that whales thrive in this area all year round. On some tours, you can catch a glimpse of other species like Blue, Fin, Sperm and Killer Whales.

Another thing that makes whale watching in Cabo San Lucas very special has to do with the reason why they are in Los Cabos in the first place. Every year, the whales return to their place of birth to play, mate and give birth. Thus, whales spend energy in displaying their emotive state physically. Do not be surprised to see them launching themselves from the water and making a big splash.


And as if seeing a whale in all its glory is not good enough, visitors are also treated with other whale behaviors like flipper slaps, breaches, tail lunges, spy hops and tail slaps. By far, the Humpback whales have proven to be the most impressive. During those months when the whale population swells, you will witness wild displays of whale desires as they impress each other to look for a mate.

There are many tours offered in Cabo San Lucas that will give you a chance to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Join any of their tours now and see different whales display themselves in all their grandeur. Indeed, whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is one sensational adventure of a lifetime that you will treasure forever.

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Taste the Finest Food and Wine Los Cabos Has to Offer

For ten years now, the Los Cabos International Food Festival has prided itself in highlighting the best in Los Cabos cuisine. In fact, it has now become one of the world’s best events of its kind. The festival does not disappoint, year and year, and it’s only expected to get better in the years to come.This year, the International Festival of Food and Wine – locally known as Sabor a Cabo – will take place from the 2nd to 5thof December and will be sponsored by the Los Cabos Tourism Board. Like in the past years, it will bring together the best chefs from Los Cabos, and feature the region’s rich wine selection.

Sabor a Cabo 2016 Theme

Sabor a Cabo has now been considered an international event, now that it is on its tenth year of celebration. The reason for this is because the festival has also come to promote Los Cabos cuisine, similar to the region’s promotion of its tourism attractions like golf and fishing.Alfonso Vazquez Olivas, Sabor a Cabo President, announced that this year’s theme is “Simmering… A Tribute to Mexican Roots” where the traditional food and wines of Baja California Sur will be showcased. Below is a quick look at this year’s schedule for the Los Cabos International Food Festival.

Sabor a Cabo 2016 Schedule

Day 1 (December 2): Beer Fest

Starting at 5PM at Plaza El Pescador, Cabo San Lucas will play host to a wide range of food vendors, live music, and traditional crafts. The highlight, of course, is a display of a selection of Mexico’s best beers.

Day 2 (December 3): Art Walk and Wine

San Jose del Cabo’s gallery district will welcome its guests at 5PM and treat them to an evening of stunning art and delicious food, accompanied by an innovative selection of Mexico’s fine wines.

Day 3 (December 5): Evening Under the Stars

Dubbed as the main event, this will take place in Chileno Bay. It will feature food and drinks from almost 40 restaurants as guests will be serenaded with a live performance by singer-songwriter Lila Downs.

Los Cabos has so much culinary offerings and this wonderful event is the perfect place to experience them all. Sabor a Cabo is one of the region’s annual events the visitors and locals alike would want to watch out for every year.

Book your flight and get your pre-sale tickets now. And when you find you find yourself falling in love with Los Cabos and everything that it has to offer, you might want to consider getting a piece of property so you can come back and stay whenever you want.

Head on to CaboCribs.com Real Estate and make the search so much easier for you.

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Remembering the Triumph of the Mexican Revolution

Every year on the 20th of November, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its Revolution. This year marks the 105th anniversary when the country started the revolution that will overthrow Porfirio Diaz. General Porfirio Diaz was an important military figure during their war against foreign invaders, but rebelled against the presidents. In 1872, he tried to overthrow President Benito Juarez, and finally succeeded with President Lerdo de Tejada in 1876.

From 1876, Porfirio Diaz stayed in power for over 30 years.

Porfirio Diaz

In these years, Mexico boasted political stability, increased foreign capital and economic growth, which was evidenced in their creation of new industries and railroad tracks. However, such progress wasn’t translated into the well-being of the people. After a while, political unrest started brewing, with labor workers and peasants as the unhappiest segments of the Mexican society.

To protect these two sectors, the Mexican Liberal Party was founded by Ricardo Flores Magon. This was seen by the Porfirist regime, and Magon was persecuted and died in an American prison. In an effort to crush any uprisings from labor workers, the army repressed a strike of miners from the Sonora’s Cananea mine in 1906. Brutal and unforgiving, the Cananea Massacre is considered historically as the spark that ignited the Mexican Resolution.

Diaz was very much aware of all the pressure. Thus, in an interview with an American journalist in 1908, he said that he now welcomes an opposition party in the republic. A year later, the Anti-Reelectionist Party was founded by Francisco Madero. Coming from a wealthy family in Coahuila, Madera has studied business in the United States and France, and fought for democracy via his political newspaper articles. He was designated by the party to run for president in the 1910 elections.

Now facing a great amount of pressure, Diaz ordered Madero’s imprisonment, saying that he was “inciting rebellion and offending authorities.” Madero waited for the election results in prison only to find out that Diaz won through an electoral fraud. He then decided to escape prison and called for a National Insurrection, declaring the elections invalid and appointing provisional Governors. Uprising broke out in Mexican states, causing Diaz to resign and leave the country.

Madero was elected as the new president of Mexico after a new election in 1911. However, there were Revolutionary leaders who had different views with the new government and wanted immediate change which was impossible to achieve at that time. After Porfirist generals attacked him, Madero appointed Victoriano Huerta to repress the offensive. But this proved to be a big mistake as Huerta and his accomplices assassinated the president.

The Mexican Revolution

The victory of Huerta proved to be short-lived as a new Revolutionary movement rose with unparalleled force. This marked the emergence of the Constitutionalist Movement, prompting Huerta to leave the country in 1914.
Reforms immediately were underway with the Constitution in 1917. There were still fighting amount the revolutionary groups up until 1920, but harmony was finally restored and Mexico was back to enjoying liberty and democracy.

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Feel the Rush in the Baja 1000 Off-Road Race

Considered as the grandfather of all desert races for many years now, the Baja 1000 is a top attraction for racers and racing fans in Los Cabos. This year, the 49th Bud Light Score Baja will run from November 16th to the 20th. Although the course traditionally alternates between a La Paz and an Ensenada finish, this year will include Baja California with a start and finish in Ensenada.

Events will start rolling on the 15th as satellite monitoring equipment and chassis inspections will happen. The following day, the racers will start to arrive for check in. On Thursday, the racers and their crews will attend meetings and tech inspections, as well as conferences with all sportsmen and crews come evening. The race will finally kick off on the 18th at 6 AM in Ensenada along the Lazaro Boulevard. The ATV and motorcycle classes will jump off the event with a new rider starting every 30 seconds, before bigger vehicles will start their classes at 11:30 AM.

The Baja 1000 Off Road Race

The 840-mile course comes with four checkpoints and uses a 35-mile stretch to Oso Negros on both directions, covering the two sides of peninsula and paralleling Highway 1 for almost half of the race. It will then look south back to the Pacific before crossing below Puertocitos to the other side of the Peninsula. The course will then go back North going along the Sea of Cortez, through San Felipe and to the junction with Highway 3. As it parallels Highway 3, the rugged course will travel west before it goes back northwest to Ojos Negros and the Ensenada finish line.
Ever since it started in 1967, the Baja 1000 has gone through several changes over the years, but it still remains as one of world’s top desert races. Some of the most popular actors who are into this sport are Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and James Garner. The sport also has its own celebrities as well, including Johnny Johnson, Rod Hall, Robby Gordon, Johnny Campbell, Ron Bishop and Larry Roesseler. Some of these racers are also participants this year.

The Baja 1000 Off Road Race

To experience the Baja 1000 is definitely an experience of a lifetime. And it’s made even easier this year with the live tracking and coverage of the race, so you can join in on the action wherever you are in the world. Still, nothing beats being there in person, joining in on the camp outs with other fans, and watching out for the vehicles at specific turns on the race course.

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2016 Calendar of Events in Los Cabos

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Are you planning to travel or move to Los Cabos? It is easier to plan your stay in Los Cabos when you have an idea of the cultural traditions and events. In Los Cabos, you have tons of events to choose from. The place is not only brimming with festivals and events but also shining with tons of activities and recreational pursuits.  Here is a list of events in Los Cabos all-year-round. Have fun discovering their culture and enjoy their music, food, and traditions.

January

New Year in Cabo San Lucas

1st – New Year’s Day

The celebration for New Year’s Eve continues with festivities, parades, and fireworks. There are also agricultural fairs in rural places.

17th – Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad

It is a Mexican religious holiday where the Catholic Church lets animals enter the sacred church for a blessing.

February

2nd – Candlemas

It is also known as Dia de la Candelaria. People celebrate the arrival of spring with candlelight processions, food, music, and dance.

4th – Constitution Day

On this day, there are official speeches and ceremonies in Mexico.

14th – Friendship Day

This holiday is comparable to Valentine’s Day where love and friendship are celebrated.

12th to 17th – Carnaval

Before fasting for the Lenten season, this celebration is held first to indulge with festive food and drinks. There are parades on the streets.

24th – Flag Day

This is a national holiday in Mexico where people honor the Mexican flag.

March

Semana Santa Los Cabos

2nd week – Festival of San Jose del Cabo

The patron saint for the City is Saint Joseph. Locals celebrate and honor the saint in an 11-day festival. Typically, there are evening parties and music.

21st – Birthday of Benito Juarez

Benito Juarez is Mexico’s first president. People commemorate him, together with other most honored heroes, with festivities.

March 30 to April 4 – Holy Week and Easter or Semana Santa

This week ends the Lenten season. People celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. There are traditional and religious parades on these days.

April

30th –  Día del Niño

Dia del Nino is not a state holiday. It is a traditional holiday in Mexico that honors children.

May

1st – Día del Trabajo

On this day, Mexicans commemorate the union movements of Mexican workers. It is their version of Labor Day.

5th – Cinco de Mayo Battle of Puebla

Cinco de Mayo is a day for Mexicans to commemorate the victory of the country against French forces in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. It may seem like it is a celebration of independence but it is not their Independence Day.

8th – Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is considered as an Independence War Hero in Mexico. In celebration of his heroic acts, Mexico celebrates his birthday annually.

10th – Día de las Madres

This holiday is comparable to Mother’s Day in the United States but different in a way that this holiday is celebrated on a fixed date which is always May 10th every year. It is a non-state holiday where moms are celebrated and honored.

15th – Día del Maestro

Dia de Maestro is another non-state holiday where teachers, teacher aides, and other members of the academe in the education system are honored and praised.

23rd – Día del Estudiante

In Mexico, education and freedom from any political interference in college or university level are significant for the people and students. This is why they honor students on this day. It is also a non-state holiday.

June

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1st – Mexican Navy Day

The Mexican nation also honors the hard work and sacrifices of the Mexican Navy who not only protects their lands but also their seas.

3rd to 4th – Gala de Danza

This year, you will witness amazing and world-class dance performances at the Cultural Pavilion in Los Cabos. Enjoy spectacular dance performances from different genres; from the traditional dances like classical ballet and Latin ballroom to contemporary styles.

7th – Dia de Corpus Christi
Mexico is a Christian country. On this annual religious festival, expect to see religious parades and church services.

7th to 12th – Surf and Music Fest

This is one of the biggest surf festivals in Mexico. People enjoy music and good food on this day. There are also surfing competitions featuring the world’s best surfers.

12th – Día Contra la Explotacion Infantil

On this day, Mexico spends a day against child exploitation. According to Alfonso Navarrete, the Labor Secretary of Mexico, there is approximately 2.5M exploited children in their country.

18th – Día del Padre

This non-state holiday is observed every third Sunday of June where fathers are honored and celebrated.

21st – Fiesta de la Musica

As its name suggests, expect a fun-filled music festival on this day. This event is held in different venues in the historic downtown San Jose del Cabo. Listen to diverse musicians from different genres.

25th to 28th – Torneo Anual de Estrellas y Rayas

Aside from tournaments, there will be themed dinners and live music on this day.

23rd to 26th – Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament

This annual fishing and golf tournament is not just about competitions. It also supports many children’s organization in Southern California. It is a competition for a cost.

July

16th – Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen

This feast is to celebrate the Virgin of Carmen who is believed to be the protector of the Mexican Nation. On this day, you will see craft vendors, parades, puppeteers, bull fight, and fishing tournaments.

24th – Día Nacional del Tequila

The National Tequila Day is a non-official holiday where Mexicans appreciate Tequila. Tequila is popular in Los Cabos but you can surely experience Los Cabos without the tequila shots. It’s your choice!

25th –  Festival of Saint James

On this day, Mexicans hold parades and festivities. Expect to see riders in white horses and battlefield reenactment at the town square. There will be parties on the streets and most shops will be closed.

August

15th – Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The day dedicated to celebrating the departure of Virgin Mary from Earth to Heaven. There are parades with processions of musical bands. There are also floats that show the life of Virgin Mary. It is best to eat on restaurants on this day because they offer feast-style dinner buffet until wee hours.

28th – Día del Abuelos

If there is a day for mothers, fathers, and children, there is also a day dedicated to grandparents. The day was celebrated in the US since 1978 but was elevated to an international level in 1982 and was adopted in Mexico.

September

Events in Los Cabos

1st – Annual State of the Union

The President of Mexico delivers the State of the Union address in autumn.

4th – Charro Day

Expect to see parades through town in the morning featuring Mexican charros or cowboys. They wear traditional clothing featuring jackets, pants, and sombreros or hats. All throughout the day, there are festivities and at night, there are bullfights, calf roping, dancing, and lots of traditional Mexican food.

8th – Dia de Nuestra Senora

This is a local Baja holiday. On this day, people celebrate the founding of Baja’s first mission to Loreto.

13th – Día de Los Niños Héroes

In the 1847 Battle of Chapultepec, young cadets became young heroes when they defended Mexico City’s Chapultepec Castle. This day is a commemoration of their heroic acts.

15th – Grito de Dolores

The day marks the beginning of the War of Independence against Spain. According to Mexican History, the first ‘grito’ or cry for the war happened in a church chapel in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato.

15th to 16th – Día de la Independencia

Independence day in Mexico.

30th –  Natalicio de José Maria Morelos y Pavón

This day is dedicated to the memories of Father José María Morelos y Pavón, one of Mexico’s founding fathers who lead the Mexican War of Independence Movement. He was born on September 30, 1765.

October

12th – Festival del Dia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar Todos Santos

On this day, the founding of Todos Santos is celebrated. The celebration is named after her because Nuestra Señora del Pilar is the patron saint of Todos Santos. The festival usually lasts for 5 days. You can expect to see live music

12th – Descubrimiento de América Dia de la Raza

This is same as Columbus Day in the US. Mexicans also celebrate the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

18th – Fiesta o Festival de Cabo San Lucas

The celebration dedicated to the patron saint of Cabo San Lucas. As usual, streets are filled with parties and most shops are closed. Expect lots of dancing, live music, and food.

31st – Halloween

Mexico celebrates Halloween on October 31. It is hailed mainly as a festivity for children so expect to see cute kids in costumes asking for sweet treats.

November

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1st – Día de Todos Los Santos

A day dedicated to honoring all dead relatives and loved ones who are 18 years and younger. It is not a state holiday. People leave candles, food, and flowers on altars and graves on this day.

2nd – Día de Los Fieles Difuntos, also Dia de Los Muertos

Another non-state holiday dedicated to honoring all adult dead relatives and loved ones. There are late night celebrations with music and food.

20th – Día de la Revolución

Every 3rd Monday of November, Mexicans commemorate the beginning of the Mexican Revolution by Francisco Madero in 1910.

24th(tentative) – Sabor a Cabo or Flavors of Cabo

On this day, the 9th Annual CANIRAC event will be held. It is a gastronomy and wine event.

December

Christmas in Los Cabos

12th – Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe or Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Another non-state religious holiday that commemorates the day Our Lady Guadalupe showed up on Tepeyac Hill to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin.

13th – Los Cabos Humane Society 9th Annual Christmas Charity Gala

The 9th Annual Christmas Charity Gala will be presented by The Los Cabos Humane Society. This year, they will feature “A Night in New York”, an all-star Best of Broadway show, and a special “Tribute to Tina Turner”

16th to 24th – Las Posadas

This is a traditional and religious practice where the New Testament story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem is commemorated. Expect to see locals with their candlelight processions and festive stops at various nativity scenes and parties.

24th – Nochebuena

This is a world-wide holiday. Do expect to see Mexican food like tamales, buñuelos, and champurrado.

25th – Navidad

On this day, people attend mass, relax, and spend time with family.

28th – Dia de Los Santos Innocentes

This is a day similar to April Fools’ Day where people do practical jokes to friends and family.

31st – Año Nuevo Vìspera

This day is celebrated worldwide but there is something unique to how Mexicans celebrate it. Their New Year’s Eve celebrations typically include eating 12 grapes, one with each chime of the clock during the midnight countdown. It is believed that each grape represents a wish.

From state holidays, non-state holidays, to annual local events, these celebrations will surely let you feel that Mexican vibe you are looking for. Wishing you a joyful stay in Los Cabos!

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The Holiday Season in Los Cabos

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Holidays in Cabo San Lucas, most especially the Christmas Season, are celebrated with a rich touch of the Mexican culture. There is something very special and enjoyable on how they celebrate the holidays. Would you believe that the Christmas celebration in Los Cabos lasts for almost two months? They celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, but they also celebrate a lot of holidays that are not usually included in the U.S calendar.

If you are staying in Los Cabos for the holidays or planning to buy real estate, expect to experience frequent feasts or fiestas and gatherings. The locals even call the long binge of holiday parties and festivities as “Maraton Guadalupe-Reyes” because they start with the fiestas in as early as December 12 where locals celebrate a day of honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe and extend up to the 6th of January where locals celebrate the remembrance of Los Tres Reyes Magos or The Three Wise Men.

Their festive marathon does begin a bit earlier. Holiday festivity like the Annual Sabor a Cabo Food and Wine Festival is commonly celebrated in the first week of December. Cabo Christmas 2015 held the event last December 5 where there were live performances, palatable country food, craft beer fest, wine tasting and wine/art walk.

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Mexico is a Christian country and their culture reflects it. From December 16th to 24th of this year, they celebrate “Las Posadas”. It is their way to commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem for nine days. Every night, there are candlelit processions, reenactments, and midnight mass. The most celebrated day is Christmas Eve or Noche Buena where locals attend a midnight mass, have a festive dinner and exchange gifts. For tourist and visitors, most resorts and restaurants would throw a special Christmas Dinner to enjoy.

The next holiday celebrated is called Holy Innocents Day or Childermas which is held every 28th of December. This holiday is the Mexican version of April Fool’s Day where jokes, pranks, tall tales, and hoaxes are prevalent. Be careful not to lend someone any money on this day. Why? Well, the tradition speaks that any debt incurred particularly on this day is not at all honored.

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The next holiday is New Year’s Eve itself. Many locals and tourists would typically go out to enjoy parties, themed nights, masked carnivals, and magnificent firework displays. Most hotels in Los Cabos would collaborate to make this staple a reality. Their dazzling display bedazzles everyone as soon as the clock strikes 12 midnight.

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Lastly, El Dia de Los Tres Reyes is celebrated. Unique treats common on this holiday is the sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes. If you want to try some of these goodies, you can buy them directly from local bakeries and nearby Starbucks. There are mini baby figures hidden inside Rosca de Reyes. If you are lucky to find one on your bread, tradition says that you will need to throw a Tamales party on Candlemas. Candlemas is celebrated on February 2nd and is the official date to end the Holiday season.

Although there are many holidays celebrated in Cabo San Lucas, one thing should not be forgotten; Christmas season is all about having time for devout observance and intimate gatherings with family and friends. The culture is about spending more time with your loved ones and sending love and gifts to one another. Have your perfect share of the experience when you spend vacation or relocate in Los Cabos. ¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!

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Happy Holidays from CaboCribs.com in Los Cabos Mexico

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Happy Holidays!

CaboCribs.com wishes you so much for the New Year.

It is the time to rejoice and be with family and friends. I hope that everybody has the most love filled holiday and you are able to be with your most beloved family members and best friends. Everyone should be able to feel love around this time of year.

Los Cabos has a wonderful sense of community.  Every year we get together a growing number of mostly Canadians and Americans and give out gifts to the less fortunate children of the Bario. Through out the year starting January, we save and collect new and used toys in much anticipation to hand these gifts to the waiting smiles of the children.

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Gift Giving at Cabo San Lucas

What a feeling it truly is to be a part of something so amazing. Its one day out of 364 days that we don’t think about ourselves and only of others. Giving truly does feel better then receiving.  You really need to try this once in your life.

Cabo, although is a very wealthy town, has a very poor area that sometimes gets forgotten. These poor children have nothing, not even a concrete floor. The smiles you see coming from their faces knowing they don’t have much is a heart melting experience.

If you would like more information on how to be a part of our growing group of kind heart’d North Americans you can contact us through CaboCribs.com

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Team Wins $2.4 Million in The Cabo San Lucas Fishing Tournament

Team Frantic Pace receive their big-time check

Team Frantic Pace receive their big-time check

Before this week, the biggest fish Dave Sanchez had ever caught was alargemouth bass near his home in Kansas City, Missouri. His first marlin, a 465-pound blue landed Thursday, Oct. 25 off Cabo San Lucas, was respectable but not exceptionally large by normal Black & Blue standards.

However, it happened to be the only qualifying marlin weighed during the 32nd annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament, and that is very noteworthy. Since Sanchez and his team aboard Frantic Pace were entered across the board in all cash categories, they are taking home $2.396 million for their fish. That payout is the second largest for a single team in Bisbee’s tournament history. A total of $2.475 million was up for grabs in 2012.

“I’m really starting to like this offshore fishing,” Sanchez said with laugh. “We had a lot of fun, it was a great team effort and I’m just glad we ran across that fish. We found one, caught it and as luck would have it, that was all it took.”

Frantic Pace came within 1/4-inch of losing its record payout. That’s because the snap swivel connecting the reel’s main line to the lure leader opened during the fight. When mate Josh Temple realized the predicament, he gently leadered the fish to the boat before Tony Berkowitz planted the gaff. Once the marlin was aboard the 53 Pacemaker, the crew realized how close they were to disaster. The only thing holding the lure leader was the 1/4-inch bend at the end of the snap. Capt. Hercules “Herk” Marsella of Coral Springs, Florida, was at the helm for the lucrative catch.

Since no other marlin weighing more than the 300-pound minimum were recorded during the three days of fishing, Frantic Pace swept all the major cash awards, including the Top Tournament and Top Jackpot, and all Daily Jackpot levels. The total payout was $2,396,800.

More than 740 anglers aboard 106 boats competed in the 2012 event. The stakes are high in the richest sport-fishing tournament in the world. It takes $63,100 to enter in all jackpot levels, including the $10,000 daily, and the potential million-dollar prizes attract top anglers and crews from more than a dozen countries to the tip of the Baja peninsula.

The largest Black & Blue payout for a single team was $3.92 million in 2006. Frantic Pace now adds its name to the record book.

The Release Division payout came down to minutes this year, as all the top teams released a single blue marlin. Sea Angel, a 63 F&S with Capt. Billy Angel at the wheel, won first place based on time of release. That catch earned a check for $50,830. Sneak Attack, a 65 American Custom Yacht skippered by Capt. Sammy Talbert, came in second to win $17,595, while Hammertime, a 68 Hatteras run by Capt. Jeff Richardson, won $9,775 for third place.

“You know me, I always like to spread the money around,” Tournament Director Wayne Bisbee told the crowd assembled for the lavish awards banquet Saturday night. “But part of the appeal of the Black & Blue is the chance to win a really big check and tonight that honor goes to the Frantic Pace team. Congratulations to them, and muchas gracias for another memorable tournament. It’s been a helluva week.”

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